Laura Ainsworth grew up watching her dad, renowned big band musician Billy Ainsworth, back such idols as Tony Bennett and Mel Torme. Today, she keeps the family tradition alive, mixing classic lounge jazz with modern touches to create her own unique twist on standards and lost gems of the Great American Songbook. Her smooth, sultry vocals, reminiscent of such mid-century chanteuses as Julie London and Jo Stafford, and her albums “Keep It To Yourself” and “Necessary Evil” have earned her critical raves and worldwide airplay, and she has sung from Las Vegas to India.
The Metropolitan Room is proud to present the New York solo debut of this elegant Texas songbird, in celebration of the release of her highly-anticipated third album, “New Vintage” and an audiophile vinyl best-of LP, “Top Shelf.”
She’ll be joined by her producer/jazz pianist extraordinaire, “2012 Dallas Jazz Musician of the Year” Brian Piper of the N’Awlins Gumbo Kings.